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lo tuh ree

  • n  something that is regarded as a chance event
    the election was just a lottery to them
  • n  players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

  • How Alabama voters appeared to have endorsed a state lottery and then turned against it.
  • Now who's won the lottery?It was the most furious gold rush since the Gay Nineties.
  • Two firms win the lottery prize .
News & Articles

  • Lottery privatization deal reached in NJ
    TRENTON — New Jersey has signed a contract to outsource part of its lottery operation and has collected $120 million from the vendor as part of the deal, state officials announced Friday.
    June 21, 2013 - Daily Journal
  • ‘The Lottery of Birth’ Examines How Things Go Wrong
    A scene from "The Lottery of Birth." Opens on Friday in Brooklyn. Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag’s cinematic lecture “The Lottery of Birth” belongs to that breed of discourse that suggests that if you patiently and succinctly outline why everything’s awful, change can happen.
    June 20, 2013 - New York Times
  • Lottery Tickets Sold at ATMs, Gas Pumps
    Lottery sales have been booming around the country, and states are looking for ways to rake in even more cash. How? By making tickets available in even more places, Time says. Tickets will be sold at select ...
    June 19, 2013 - Money Talks News via Yahoo! Finance

  • Joe Francis in San Luis Obispo Tribune
    It's kind of like finding a winning lottery ticket in the cushions of your couch,Francis told the AP - before he saw the e-mail from Dupre's attorney.
  • Beck in Forbes
    I'd rather be honored with this than win a million dollars in a lottery, because my wife would spend a million in a couple of weeks and I'll have this for the rest of my lifetime,Beck said in a phone interview.
  • David Stern in USA Today
    It's too easy to issue rules that are on their faith violated by $5 Nassau, sitting at a poker table, buying a lottery ticket and then we can move along,Stern said after wrapping up the league's Board of Governors meetings. "And by the...

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